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Chemical name: Vincristine

Brand names: Oncovin, Vincasar PES, Vincrex

Class: Vinca alkaloid chemotherapy. Navelbine is another vinca alkaloid.

How it works: Vinca alkaloids kill cancer cells by interfering with genes and stopping the cells from reproducing themselves.

Uses: Vincristine is used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer.

How it's given: Vincristine is given intravenously.

Additional information: Vincristine is made from the periwinkle plant.

Side effects:

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